The latest piece of public art to be unveiled at The Lexicon will provide a soft beacon of light at the top of Bracknell High Street.
The nature inspired sculpture cleverly transforms the site of old water fountain in High Street East into a shining, environmentally friendly light run completely on solar power.
Created by local artist, Kerry Lemon, the piece complements the other public art within The Lexicon, all of which reflect the huge variety of natural habitats, green spaces, flora and fauna that surround the town centre.
Cllr Marc Brunel-Walker, Executive Member for Economic Development and Regeneration, said:
“The light beacon is the latest piece of artwork to be unveiled in our new town centre and neatly complements the other popular pieces. Public art is an important component in making The Lexicon a true social and cultural heart and so I welcome this new addition, which is also environmentally friendly as it runs completely on solar power.”
Rob Morris, General Manager of The Lexicon, said:
“The new light sculpture, standing more than three metres high, has an opaque finish for day with intricate brass detailing which will light up in the evening to create a warm white translucent glow. We are sure that it will become a popular landmark for the east side of The Lexicon.”
Kerry Lemon, Artist, said:
“I am very proud of this sculpture. It was designed with the visually impaired in mind as it is highly tactile and documents the diverse flora found in a single day across the borough.
“I worked with the countryside ranger team to collect a wide range of plants across the borough's 9 Sites of Special Scientific Interest. These were then arranged and cast to create the walls of this light beacon. It celebrates the wealth of nature found across Bracknell, and I hope that it brings residents and visitors pleasure for many years to come.”
The light beacon is located at the top of High Street East, opposite Green’s Steak House.
You can read more about public art at The Lexicon’s on its website.
Artscape were the art curators for The Lexicon public art commissions.